Ranking the Bears Last 10 First-Round Picks, Worst to Best

The Chicago Bears have made some very regrettable decisions in the past decade when it comes to the Draft.

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The Chicago Bears and good first-round draft picks go together about as well as donuts and seafood. While the Bears have made some great picks in the first round historically, there are many more flops than there are success stories. Walter Payton, Dan Hampton, Jim Covert, and Brian Urlacher were all first-rounders that ended up with gold jackets in the end.

However, there has also been Rashaan Salaam, Walt Harris and Cade McNown. I will let you google how many gold jackets came out of that group. The NFL Draft is definitely a lottery and not every single player is going to work out great, that is just a simple matter of fact. On the other hand, it is no huge surprise that the teams that are consistently at the top of the league tend to draft much better than others.

Since 2011, the Bears have not had a great deal of success. They have only had two playoff appearances and zero playoff wins in that frame. Their overall record has been 89-122 which doesn't seem entirely terrible, but they have also finished last in the division six out of those 14 years. Okay, we get it, the Bears have been anything but must-watch TV since 2011. Let's dive into the last 10 first-round selections made by the Bears and rank them starting with the worst.

10. Kevin White, WR - 2015

White was everything you looked for in a receiver from a physical standpoint. He is 6'3 and ran a 4.35 40-yard dash at the combine. He was coming off an insane season at West Virginia where he caught 109 balls for 1,447 yards and 10 touchdowns. The debate for WR1 of that class was between him and Alabama standout Amari Cooper. Cooper was taken three picks earlier at 4th overall to the Raiders.

Kevin White takes the worst spot on the list simply because he contributed nothing to the Chicago Bears. A stress fracture to his shin suffered in his first training camp would sideline him for his rookie season and he just never quite recovered from there. After playing in the first four games of his sophomore season, he fractured the fibula in his left leg and missed the remainder of the season. He then fractured his left shoulder blade in the opening game of 2017 and missed a 3rd consecutive season.

He bounced around a few other teams including the Cardinals, 49ers, and Saints, but just never lived up to his top-10 selection in the draft.